Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 20, 2008 - Bulletin

Welcome to St. Bruno’s Church

Bienvenidos a la parroquia de San Bruno


At our Sunday Mass, we come together from all our small communities and celebrate our oneness in Christ. Take a little time to get to know the folks you are celebrating Mass with.


Weekly Schedule

Monday, January 21

Esquipulas 7-9 pm Main Hall (Upper Room)
Confirmation Stury 6:30-8:30pmMain Hall (Upper Room)
Spanish Bible Class 7-9:00 pm St. Michael’s Hall

Tuesday, January 22

Legion de Maria 7-8:30 pm Pilgrimage
12 Step Group 7-9 pm St. Gabriel’s Hall
Tongan Choir Practice 8-9:30 pm Main Hall
Y.L.I. 12-3 pm Main Hall - 2nd Tuesday of the month

Wednesday, January 23

Our Lady’s Prayer Group 6-10 pm Church
Holy Spirit Choir Practice 8:00 pm Main Hall
Gift Shop Opens 5:00-9:00 pm
Women’s Guild 11:30-1 pm Main Hall - 1st Wednesday of the month

Thursday, January 24

OE Group 5-6 pm St. Gabriel’s Hall
RCIA 7:00 PM Upper Room
Legión de María 7-8:30 pm St. Gabriel’s Hall
Tongan Choir Practice 8-9:30 pm Main Hall

Friday, January 25

La Purisima 6:30-8:30 pm St. Michael’s
Grupo de Jóvenes 7:30-9:30 pm Upper Room
St. Bruno’s Youth Group 7:30-9:30 pm Upper Room
Holy Spirit Choir 9-11 pm Church

Saturday, January 26

CCD 9-11 am All Rooms
Gift Shop Opens 7:00-9:00 pm

Sunday, January 27

Gift Shop Opens 11:30 am
Tongan Choir Practice 2-4 pm St. Michael’s
Gift Shop Opens 6:00-8:30 pm

Readings for the week of January 21, 2008

Monday:

1 Samuel 15:16-23; Mark 2:18-22

Tuesday:

1 Samuel 16:1-13; Mark 2:23-28

Wednesday:

1 Samuel 17:32-33,37,40-51; Mark 3:1-6

Thursday:

1 Samuel 18:6-9;19:1-7 Mark 3:7-12

Friday:

Acts 9:1-22; Mark 16:15-18

Saturday:

2 Timothy 1:1-8; Mark 3:20-21

Sunday:

Isaiah 8:23—9:3 Matthew4:12-23


Your Contribution / Su Contribución

We are grateful for your consistent financial support each week. Please remember us in prayer and offering even when you are not able to be present.

First Collection $ 3,262.96
Second Collection $ 1,080.96

Estamos muy agradecidos por su constante ayuda financiera. Por favor recuérdenos en sus oraciones y ofrendas aún cuando no pueda estar presente.


MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday, January 19

4:30 PM

Emy Aguilar

7:00 PM

+Jose Guadalupe Mendoza


Sunday, January 20

8:00 AM

Clarita Yeo (Birthday)

10:00 AM

+Jose Guadalupe Capetillo

Noon

+Walter Fox

6:00 PM

+Antonio Aba Jr.


Monday, January 21

8:00 AM

Cindy Serena Yeo Roberts (1st Birthday)

6:00 PM

+Jim Policar


Tuesday, January 22

8:00 AM

+Irene Elvira Bernardo

6:00 PM

Marina Bradley


Wednesday, January 23

8:00 AM

Lolito Ricardo Villagomez (Birthday)


Thursday, January 24

8:00 AM

+Pacita Pena

6:00 PM

Pilar Francisco


Friday, January 25

8:00 AM

+Romana Fadian

6:00 PM

+Jonathan Custodio


Saturday, January 26

8:00 AM

Teresita & Rodolfo Luis (Health)


A reflection on the Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

When we make an important discovery or receive good news our instinct is to share it with others, especially those closest to us. Newspapers, television news, and all sorts of information capture our attention and we invest time and money on them. When a loved one lives far we send them letters, videos, and e-mails to keep them informed of our lives. The life of believers is similar to a relay race. The discovery of Christ is our witness; what we must transmit to those who must continue in the race. We wish to do this is the best manner possible. John lived such a sentiment. His mission was to prepare the way for Jesus, who had been sent by God. When Jesus arrives at the Jordan to be baptized. John recognizes him as the Messiah. In that moment John understands he mist step aside to make way for Jesus, which is why he guides his disciples toward Jesus. The Baptist and prophet of Jordan was an honest man, preaching radically and with energy. Now he gives testimony of Jesus and invites others to follow him.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del Segundo Domingo Ordinario

Cuando hemos hecho un descubrimiento importante o hemos recibido una buena noticia, experimentamos un deseo intenso de comuncarlo a los demás, sobre todo a los más íntimos. Los periódicos, los noticiarios de TV, las enformaciones de toda clase, captan nuestra atención. En ello invertimos de tiempo y dinero. Cuando una persona amada vive lejos de nosotros, le enviamos cartas, videos, mensajes de correo electrónico….para ponerla al corriente de lo que estamos viviendo. La vide de los creyentes es como una carrera de relevos. El descubrimiento de Cristo es nuestro testigo, aquello que tenenmos que transmitir a los que tienen que continuar la carrera. Queremos hacerlo de la mejor manera. Juan vivió este sentimiento. Su misión era la de preparar el camino a Jesús, el enviado de Dios. Cuando Jesús se le presenta en el río Jordán para ser bautizado, Juan lo reconoce como el Mesísas. En ese momento comprende que tiene que retirarse para dar paso a Jesús. Por eso orienta a los discípulos hacia él. El Bautista y profeta del Jordán es un hombre integro. Predicaba con energía y radicalidad. Ahora da testimonio de Jesús e invita a seguirlo.


For the sick, homeless, elders, youth, our community, our Priest, Sydna Konstin, Alicia Duran, Juan & Marta Ortiz, Veva Alfaro, Margarita Serrato, Carlos Lopes Fernandes, Vince Jimenez

Este es el Cordero de Dios!

Esto nos recuerda al cordero con cuya sangre se marcaron las puertas de los hebreos en Egipto para salvar la vida de los primogenitos. (Ex12) Se cita a Jesus como cordero inocente y liberador en los hechos (8,26-39) Asi como tambien en el Acopalipsis como Cordero desgollado, digno de abrir el Libro (5,12). El Levitico describe un rito de expiacion en la teologia Judia. El Sacerdote escogia un animal, traspasaba simbolicamente a el, los pecados; lo destruian en el desierto (Lev. 6). Con este rito el pueblo se consideraba libre de sus pecados. Esta expression ha llegado hasta nosotros cuando en el dicho popular decimos “Lo han tomado como chivo expiatorio” y el mismo hermano la hace la vida de cuadritos al mismo hermano Cristiano. Lo prueba y lo desespera para que abandone su trabajo. Pero “La Sangre de Cristo es reconciliadora porque el mal no se vence con la destruction y la violencia sino con la reconciliacion”.

This is the Lamb of God!

This reminds us of the Lamb that his blood marked the doors of the Hebrews in Egypt to save the lives of the first born. (Ex 12) We see Jesus as the innocent Lamb and free in Acts (8,26-39) Also like in the Apocalypses the Lamb with the throat cut, worthy of opening the book (5,12). In Leviticus it describes a ceremony of expiation in the Jewish theology. The Priest picked an animal, symbolical trespassed him, the sins; they destroyed him in the desert (Lev. 6). With this ceremony the people thought they were free of sins. This expression has reached us in the popular saying “They have taken you like a dead lamb” and our own Christian brother makes our lives miserable. He test him, and makes him miserable so he can leave his job. “But the Blood of Christ is reconciliation because evil does not win with destruction and violence but with reconciliation”.

The Couples for Christ would like to announce that they are hosting a Gawad Kalinga Awareness Seminar on January 27, Sunday, at 2pm, at the parish hall. Featured guest speaker is Dylan Wilks. Everyone is invited.